Ebola outbreak and local measures in Venezuela


In light of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the increase of preventive measure taken by local governments and sanitary authorities, here we include a summary of the measures taken by the Venezuelan government.
 
So far, the only restriction taken by the Venezuelan government is to forbade all flights to/from Africa and mainly to west Africa, no restrictions has been placed for maritime traffic up to date. According to the press note below, the only measure related to our business taken by our government is the reinforcement of the doors and windows of the sanitary offices inside the ports:
 
http://www.eluniversal.com/vida/140811/venezuela-se-prepara-ante-brote-de-ebola-en-africa
 
Should you have any question about this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.

Oil pollution in Maracaibo lake

Most Vessel calling at Maracaibo lake and mainly those calling at PDVSA´s terminal there are encountering with an oil firm that ins´t being controlled by the Terminal and that is causing ship´s hulls to get polluted with black oil.

Threats to security within Venezuelan territory

Given the current violent crime situation in Venezuela which reached this week the highest pike with the murder of miss Venezuela 2004 and her Irish husband, we kindly invite club´s and members to take a look on this circular and its content in order to ensure safety of crew members and personal coming to the country for business.

Possible street riots during local elections in Venezuela

You probably are aware about the upcoming local authorities elections to take place this Sunday December 8th, 2013. To which, without creating any kind of panic, we recommend that if there are vessels docked in Venezuelan ports that day and Monday, the crew does not go to shore, as it is presumed the remote possibility of armed street riots depending on results.

Special powers given to the president will potentially increase the imports

Venezuela's National Assembly has given final approval to special powers for President Nicolas Maduro. Under the enabling act given by the assembly President Maduro will be able to govern by rule without consulting Congress for 12 months.

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